Election Commission to meet on Thursday (16) as authorities are yet to release funds

The Election Commission will meet on Thursday (16) for talks on the upcoming Local Government Election.

Chairman of the Election Commission Attorney Nimal Punchihewa said the meeting is scheduled for 10:30 AM at the Election Secretariat.

It is reported that the meeting will focus on the delay in releasing funds for the Local Government Election on the part of the Ministry of Finance, and the relevant measures that need to be taken on the matter.

The Government Printer said that a second letter was sent to the Treasury seeking funds for the printing process related to the Local Government Election.

In the meantime, the Collective of Election Monitoring Organizations has decided to inform international agencies including the International Monetary Fund over the delay in securing funds for the Local Government Election, and the obstacles put forth by the government in delaying the election.

Executive Director of PAFFREL Rohana Hettiarachchi said that all international missions in the country would also be informed of the same in the coming days.